Category Archives: Athletics/Activities

Education and dedication build young cadets at BSHS

By Abigail Starr

“When you’re sure, get ready to make great friends and challenge yourself. Challenging yourself is ultimately how we grow as people and make life better. Don’t be shy and see me if you’re unsure,” Colonel Richard Yule encouraging students to take on the challenge and rewards of ROTC.

ROTC students and staff are building a program of friendship and good character; critical thinking and community service prepares BSHS teens for the real world. Colonel Richard Yule and his leading officers put in extra time for team building events. Continue reading Education and dedication build young cadets at BSHS

Boys basketball gains momentum in Blue Springs Tournament

By Brett Tieman

“We have a lot of young players on the team, and at first I was kind of skeptical to how they would play at a varsity level, but over the four games they have developed a lot on their physicality against the tough opponents, and are just all around competing,” senior R.J. Lawrence 

The Wildcats boys basketball team wrapped up the Blue Springs Basketball Tournament with a fifth-place finish this past weekend. After losing their opening round matchup to eventual tournament champion Northside Grizzlies, the Cats went on to beat Ruskin and Memphis Wooddale, making their record on the season 2-2. Continue reading Boys basketball gains momentum in Blue Springs Tournament

Finding a cure on the court

By Mya Pearson

“We just like to recognize all of the cancer survivors and people who are going through chemo and it’s just a fun night that’s much more than about volleyball,” senior volleyball player Madi Markel on the Dig for the Cure event

During the 2017 season, the BSHS volleyball team continued their annual Dig For The Cure event. This year, the money raised benefitted the KC Care For Kids Foundation. Continue reading Finding a cure on the court

Tape and teamwork make the dream work

By Jayla Sample

“It really helps me with my communication and being able to talk to different kinds of people that come in everyday. It’s also given me a lot of friendships that I value.” Junior Jenna Young on being a student trainer

On a daily basis, BSHS student athletic trainers dedicate time and effort to provide injured and exhausted athletes with the body and muscle treatment they need for a good recovery after a hard day at work. Continue reading Tape and teamwork make the dream work

“No limit” for girls swim and dive

By Brett Tieman

“This is by far the most talented group of swimmers I’ve ever coached in a team setting like this,” head coach Kevin Bigham 

The Wildcat girls swim and dive team is off to an undefeated start after victories at meets in Raymore and at home. The start is led by a strong group of returning girls, freshmen who have a lot of upside and a couple of juniors who after strong freshmen seasons chose not to swim for the school their sophomore year. Continue reading “No limit” for girls swim and dive

The Road to Indy

By Caitlin Ham

“I had such a fun time in Indianapolis and made great memories with my friends. We worked really hard to get to where we were at performance time and our scores really showed our hard work over the long season.” -junior Ethan Koenig on his Grand Nationals experience

On Wednesday, November 8, the Golden Regiment (GR) boarded six charter buses, loaded two semis and headed for Indianapolis. The band participated in the Grand National Championships in Colts Stadium. Performing their show “Burtonized” and competing against 103 bands from across the nation, the GR took ninth place. Continue reading The Road to Indy

Unlikely heroes take the stage

By Abigail Starr

“Getting to share with the audience our love for the art of music and dance is incredible,” senior Brianna Bass on performing in Northern Lights

The choral department presented their annual winter production, Northern Lights, to two hundred plus people two weeks ago. Student performers spent hours learning lyrics and choreography to showcase the many musical medleys encompassed the show’s theme: “Unlikely Heroes on Broadway.”

The cast of Northern Lights sings a number from Mary Poppins. Photo by Erin Shannon

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Boys basketball seniors attack season with lofty goals

by Kristian Frisbey

“Defense. We also need to be able to use our speed since we don’t have a lot of height this season. Also, we will need to work on our chemistry on both sides of the ball.” -senior RJ Lawrence on what will facilitate Wildcat success

With their first game Saturday against Park Hill South at Liberty High School at 4:30 pm, the boys basketball team looks to start their season off strong. Continue reading Boys basketball seniors attack season with lofty goals

Football Suffers Tough Loss in State Championship Game

By Brett Tieman

“We were all disappointed in how the game turned out. Some of us were sad and took the loss quite hard, but we were all just in a little state of disbelief. We couldn’t believe we lost here again.” -senior Azaiah Bello

On November 17, the BSHS football team played in their second consecutive state championship game, this time at Plaster Stadium in Springfield against Christian Brothers College (CBC). The Wildcats lost 31-14, sending them home without the title for a second straight year. Continue reading Football Suffers Tough Loss in State Championship Game